Riding Every Day wrote:
Nothing makes me miss our European holidays more than Australians arguing about red light running cyclists.
A few years back I live in Vietnam for a couple of years and for anyone who's never been there the traffic is somewhat chaotic
At times Red lights are there to simply brighten up the place and a lot of people completely ignore them, but most do so when there is a reasonable gap in the passing traffic.
Since most people are on scooters it's not like you have cars darting in an out of one another, the car drivers generally obey the rules.
In the time I was there I never once saw any road rage or anyone getting agro because someone else
was doing the wrong thing.
They also allow turning left on a red light which I hope one day they will do the same here........
It gets a bit tiring constantly hearing about cyclists running red lights, when it has virtually no effect on the cars sitting at the intersection.
My point above with someone else
doing the wrong thing is, I think it's really a case of "we can't so you shouldn't either", even though their journey would be no different if you had of stayed at the lights.
Now, I don't condone running red lights, I just think as Aussies we make such a big deal out of a fairly trivial thing.